MO State HS Sports

Men’s Golf Gains Four Spots Day Two of SEC Championship

Charlie Crockett

The Missouri men’s golf team posted the third-best score during the second day of the SEC Championship Thursday, carding a three-under tally of 277.

The Tigers now sit in seventh place (of 14 schools) after 36-of-54 holes during the stroke play portion of the championship, moving up four spots from 11th after the first round of action. Mizzou heads into the final round of play with a two-stroke edge over eighth and three-shot lead over ninth as the top eight schools advance to the match play tournament.

In a field that includes 12 schools that are ranked among the top 50 schools in the nation, and seven of the top 20, two Tigers are among the top-10 golfers at the championship. Charlie Crockett led Mizzou with a four-under round of 66 on Thursday. The senior started the day with his only bogey of the round and finished with five birdies in his final 17 holes to move into a tie for fifth place overall at four under (70-66).

Junior Jack Lundin isn’t far behind his teammate as he sits in a tie for seventh place through 36 holes of action at three-under. Lundin carded two birdies with one bogey on the day for a one-under 69 following his 68 in the first round.

Alfons Bondesson shot an even-par 70 to remain at two-under and is now in 17th place, while DJ Springer (75-72) and Antonio Safa (76-74) round out the action for Mizzou.

The Tigers’ team score of 277 was four shots better than their opening-round total of 281 and trailed only No. 9 Florida (-7) and No. 13 Tennessee (-4) in the day’s action. Overall, No. 15 Texas A&M and No. 17 Alabama currently leads the 14-team field at 12-under.

Round three tees off at 7 a.m. CT on Friday morning as the Tigers look to secure a bid to Saturday’s quarterfinal action.

1. Texas A&M • 269-279–548 (-12)
1. Alabama • 270-278–548 (-12)
3. Florida • 277-273–550 (-10)
4. Vanderbilt • 276-278–554 (-6)
4. Tennessee • 278-276–554 (-6)
6. Mississippi State • 275-280–555 (-5)
7. Missouri • 281-277–558 (-2)
8. Arkanas • 278-282–560 (E)
9. Ole Miss • 275-286–561 (+1)
10. Auburn • 271-291–562 (+2)
10. Georgia • 280-282–562 (+2)
12. LSU • 282-284–566 (+6)
13. Kentucky • 290-281–566 (+11)
14. South Carolina • 289-298–587 (+27)

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics